We study the basic principles that control the formation and growth of biominerals in Nature. Our focus is the structure of biominerals on the atomic, nano-, and mesoscales.

Non-wetting phenomena

We derive inspiration from superhydrophobic plants and study how to control the wetting properties of synthetic surfaces to render them self-cleaning and anti-microbial properties.

Bio-inspired 3D printing

We develop long-term stabilized amorphous precursors for bio-inspired 3D printing of objects with complex morphologies

Bio-inspired crystal growth

We study how to translate bio-inspired crystal growth principles in order to engineer novel hybrid materials with improved mechanical, optical and physical properties.

SARS-CoV-2 interfacial behavior

We aim to enlighten a fundamental knowledge on the interfacial interactions and survival mechanisms of the novel type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Atomic steps on gold

Here, we study the vicinal-like surface structures on a gold substrate to provide further understanding of the formation of periodic nanoscale step structures.

Study on short range order

In order to control the resulting crystalline structure, we study the ability to manipulate various structural aspects of amorphous materials by nanometer-size effects.

About us

We study the basic principles that control the growth of biominerals and utilize them to engineer bio-inspired smart surfaces and hybrid materials.

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Our current group members, visiting students and alumni.

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More than 110 scientific peer-reviewed papers in leading journals.

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Our fully renovated and upgraded laboratory contains dedicated equipment and a wet chemistry unit to perform your research.

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